Random House Announces Digital-Only Imprints

The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction. Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books. What's in it for authors?

    • Working with Random House's terrific editors--which, trust me, can make a world of difference;
    • Amazing Random House art-department created covers like the gorgeous one they've done for The Wednesday Daughters--> (which will be published in print as well as digital, but you get the idea).
    • The publicity and marketing skills of the Random House team, including guidance and training in the use of social media tools to help connect directly with readers; and 
  • Titles will be available for purchase at major e-retailers, and will be compatible with all reading devices.

Did I mention these are really lovely folks to work with? These new Random House imprints are looking for short content (15,000 to 30,000 words) as well as full-length works, and are undertaking to respond to queries in 2-4 weeks. You can submit online, too, of course. Good luck! - Meg

Meg Waite Clayton is the author of four novels, including the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters, about reading, writing, and friendship, and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters

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